Debian: UPDATE: kernel vulnerability

    Date05 Aug 2003
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    This advisory provides a correction to the previous kernel updates,which contained an error introduced in kernel-source-2.4.18 version2.4.18-7.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 358-3                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
                              Matt Zimmerman
    August 4th, 2003               
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    Package        : linux-kernel-i386
    This advisory provides a correction to the previous kernel updates,
    which contained an error introduced in kernel-source-2.4.18 version
    2.4.18-7.  This error could result in a kernel "oops" under certain
    For the stable distribution (woody) on the i386 architecture, this
    problem has been fixed in kernel-image-2.4.18-i386bf version
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    kernel-source-2.4.20 version 2.4.20-7.
    We recommend that you update your kernel packages.
    If you are using the kernel installed by the installation system when
    the "bf24" option is selected (for a 2.4.x kernel), you should install
    the kernel-image-2.4.18-bf2.4 package.  If you installed a different
    kernel-image package after installation, you should install the
    corresponding 2.4.18-1 kernel.  You may use the table below as a
    | If "uname -r" shows: | Install this package:
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    | 2.4.18-bf2.4         | kernel-image-2.4.18-bf2.4
    | 2.4.18-386           | kernel-image-2.4.18-1-386
    | 2.4.18-586tsc        | kernel-image-2.4.18-1-586tsc
    | 2.4.18-686           | kernel-image-2.4.18-1-686
    | 2.4.18-686-smp       | kernel-image-2.4.18-1-686-smp
    | 2.4.18-k6            | kernel-image-2.4.18-1-k6
    | 2.4.18-k7            | kernel-image-2.4.18-1-k7
    NOTE: that this kernel is binary compatible with the previous kernel
    security updates, but not binary compatible with the corresponding
    kernel included in Debian 3.0r1.  If you have not already applied the
    previous security update (kernel-image-2.4.18-bf2.4 version
    2.4.18-5woody1 or any of the 2.4.18-1-* kernels), then any custom
    modules will need to be rebuilt in order to work with the new kernel.
    New PCMCIA modules are provided for all of the above kernels.
    NOTE: A system reboot will be required immediately after the upgrade
    in order to replace the running kernel.  Remember to read carefully
    and follow the instructions given during the kernel upgrade process.
    Upgrade Instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      654 822f5e134d8bf1b5910a6dc2c1c4b3ce
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25919 bdb870edef77cb0d60d1de7d6fbd3167
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  3395186 60ec2c4db1b2ea76aea2fd96e2f7a83c
          Size/MD5 checksum:  6424582 dbfc9b341a619022010fa4a38a3c5e18
          Size/MD5 checksum:   403184 c27bd21c0898dd7f2d6d8e09d0f29796
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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